Standing in the Moon’s shadow during a total eclipse of the Sun is one of nature’s most awe-inspiring experiences, especially the view of the solar corona. In this talk Dr Barrett will describe his experience of seeing an eclipse from the Sahara Desert in Libya in 2006, and will display his photographs and video footage of the event. He will also discuss the background behind the why, when and where of solar eclipses.
Tea and biscuits will normally be served 30 minutes before the meeting.
Non-members and guests are welcome to attend.
A joint meeting with the Newcastle Astronomical Society.